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Skitterbang Island at Polka Theatre

Storm! Shipwreck! Adventure!

Lost on an island in the very north of the world, a brave little girl meets a shy, curious creature… Not only does he look very odd, he sounds different too!


Meet the Skitterbang. In his cave full of old metal and junk washed up from the sea, he shows her his newest treasure which sounds so beautiful. But who does it really belong to?


Last week we returned to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon for a performance of Skitterbang Island, an exciting tale of discovery and friendship and a magical world of music, song, rhythm and harmony. Following sell-out performances at Polka in 2010, the critically acclaimed Skitterbang Island sails back for an enchanting summer treat with a difference.

The performance lasted 45 minutes and both my children were enchanted with it. The venue is intimate which helped you feel really drawn into the story. The show is recommended for 3-6 years but my 2 and 4 year old enjoyed it. The story was simple but brought to life beautifully by the songs, scenery and lights. It’s a lovely show and we would heartily recommend it.

Skitterbang Island at Polka Theatre is on from 25th June until 16 August, full information and ticket prices can be found on the Polka Theatre website.


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    July 31, 2014 at 8:16 am

    This sounds like something my children would love. I’m glad that you all enjoyed it. Going to the theatre is always magical. I really like those puppets.

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    July 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Wow, this looks magical!
    45 minutes is a perfect show length for young kids – lucky you 🙂

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    Hannah Staveley
    July 31, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Always liked the look of this place but too far for us .x

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    Ness (@jibberjabberuk)
    July 31, 2014 at 9:35 am

    This brings back some memories as I used to have my birthday parties at the Polka Theatre! It really is wonderful place and I wish there were more theatres dedicated to children’s performances.

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    July 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

    It sounds like something I would love, nevermind the children x

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    you baby me mummy
    July 31, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Sounds great and that little character is so cute x

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    Helen Dickinson
    July 31, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I adore going to the theater! I have not been since Maxwell was born so would be 100% like to go again soon.

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    Lucie Aiston
    July 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I have never been to the theatre and would love to go! This story sounds fab and the characters looks amazing!!

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    July 31, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    That looks really magical and perfectly pitched at their audience

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    Kate Williams
    July 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Looks great! Would love to take my kids to the theatre soon 🙂

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    July 31, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    This looks amazing, wish they’d show more productions like this near us.

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    Michelle Murray
    July 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Aww this looks lovely for the children. 45 mins is perfect

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    Adele @ Circus Queen
    July 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I love taking my three-year-old to the theatre. She’s been loving it since she was 18 months! This play really does look enchanting.

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    August 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Those puppets looks fantastic and a great way to draw kids into a story. Sounds as though ti was fun for you too.

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    Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows
    August 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

    That looks lovely, and perfect length for little kids.

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    August 2, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This looks wonderful and I would love to take my children. I think going to the theatre is such a great think to get them involved in from a young age.

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    Joanna Sormunen
    August 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Sounds like a perfect piece for children! The story is so magical and the characters sound and look marvelous!

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    Zena's Suitcase
    August 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    This sounds fab, just the sort of thing I’d take my girls too. Love the puppets

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    Liska @NewMumOnline
    September 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Oh those photos are gorgeous. We do love the theatre. Come to think of it it’s far too long since we have been. Aaron loved We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Gruffalo Live. Nearly the season for pantos, so we’ll have to find one or two. xx

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